β€œBerdugo” – Published Online (June 25, 2018)

June 25, 2018

Hello,

My latest work is now up on my other website. You can now read “Berdugo”.

Please do not take the jokes on my comics so seriously and as like I’ve said, I am just kidding. Take them lightly and I also don’t have any intentions of offending anyone on my comics.

Sorry for the crappy illustrations on this comic book. But, like what I always say, I hope the writing part/story and the silly jokes makes up for it. I promise to improve and make the illustrations much, much better on the comics that I’ll make in the future. Also with the writing and the silly jokes part, of course. From now on, the way I drew my previous comic book, “Silly Persons” will be my default drawing style, it just needs a bit of refining, I think.

I wrote a separate blog post about my illustration style regarding “Berdugo” and finally decided to settle on a drawing style which I am most comfortable with last week. πŸ˜€

I’ll keep you guys updated on the next comic book that I’m going to make, just visit this blog from time to time. Thanks again for your time reading my work. All the comics that I make are free for everyone to read. If you enjoy reading my comics, consider donating any amount to my Paypal account or you can buy my comics in printed form on comic events that I’ll be going to. πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoy this issue of Killer Kamote Komiks!

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Berdugo Sigh and Nigh

June 17, 2018

Hiya,

To the people who follows my work, “Berdugo” will get done and will be up on my other website: www.killerkamotekomiks.com in the last week of June or first week of July 2018. I’m working on the last few pages of it but I’m really not contented with the way how I drew it. If I’m going to re-draw every page again, I wouldn’t be able to finish it in time before the upcoming comic conventions later this year, so I’m just going to continue illustrating it the way how I started drawing it. But, after I make “Berdugo”, from that point on, every time I make comics in the future, I’ll draw like the way I drew my last comic, “Silly Persons” and I’ll also draw with shading, shadows and highlights, etc. so it’ll not look like a coloring book. πŸ˜€

I still need to study and practice drawing the human anatomy more though as my work still has a lot of room for improvement. I don’t think so highly of myself and I know my art is not yet up to par with the pros but like what I’ve always said, I hope the comedic writing part and stories on my comics compensates my crappy illustrations. πŸ˜€

I’m most definitely not bragging and certainly also not condescending, I’m just being true to myself. If I ask anyone who’ve read my earlier comics most especially when I was still in the inception and just starting out making comics (first few issues of Killer Kamote Komiks), I know you guys would also notice how bad my drawings look and it only improved even for a tiny bit only in the late 2017, right before I made “Silly Persons”. I’m going to allot more time making my comics after I make, “Berdugo” to make it look much better.

I read somewhere before that alternative comic book artists make alternative comics because they can’t draw the way mainstream comics are drawn. πŸ˜€ Although, I know that’s just a somewhat rude joke and most alternative comic book artists draw using their own style for their comics and they make comics from scratch. They write and draw their own stories, which is what I want for the comics that I make and anyways, like what I’ve said, I’m not that good. I am also not a stuck-up hipster as I also read mainstream comics aside from alternative comics. πŸ˜€

Thank you for your time reading this!

Cheers.

Your friend,
Vin

Komikero Komiks Museum Online

May 24, 2018

Hello,

I just want to help Sir Gerry Alanguilan let other people know, be aware and learn about how rich the history of Philippine comics is and how it’s a part of Philippine culture so I’m writing this blog post, most especially to the younger Filipinos out there. I honestly don’t know much about this (about Filipino comic book artists back in the dinosaur age) but you can read more information about the history of Philippine comic book artists (short biography of them and lists of their comic book works) on Sir Gerry’s Komikero Komiks Museum website. Although, for now it’s still under construction but he’s gradually uploading content.

I got the photo below from a Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pinoyretropage/

It’s a magazine and comics stand in the Philippines circa 1953.

There might still be some dinosaurs lurking behind the magazine and comics stand during that time on the photo above.

In the late 80s to early 90s, during my elementary/grade school days, I used to buy a lot of local comics like Pilipino Funny Komiks, Bata Batuta and other comics similar to those I’ve mentioned. I did a bit of browsing here on the Internet before making this blog post and I read that the earliest publications of comics in the Philippines dates back to as early as 1920s. It’s also sad that I don’t know much about these old guys who make comic books. Most of them are now probably dead or are now really old. I might’ve probably bought some of their work before but I just don’t know them or I didn’t try to remember their names as I was still a kid back then.

There was Sir Larry Alcala (for sure he’s included on Sir Gerry’s website, I just don’t know when will he put up his work on that website) that I remember because when I was in grade school, we were required to subscribe to a Magazine entitled, Pambata Magazine and on the very back of the page of each issue you can find Sir Larry Alcala’s comic, “Mga Salawikain ni Lolo Brigido” or in English, “Grandpa Brigido’s Proverbs/Wise Old Sayings”. Whenever I get my hands on that magazine, I’d read it first before the interior pages.

For me, I think comics encourages kids to learn how to read and write and be literate. It also ignites and inspires the reader to become future comic book writers and artists in their own right like myself if you want to follow the comic book creators’ footsteps. At least that’s what it did to me, which I consider my crowning glory.

Let’s thank Sir Gerry Alanguilan for putting up a website like this. πŸ˜€

Cheers,
Vin

“Silly Persons” Graphic Novel Printed by Creative Trio Design

March 22, 2018

Hey there,

Look what I have here! πŸ˜€

I just got the first batch of my graphic novel, “Silly Persons” printed. I self-published it. This is just like a “test print” as I will print another batch before Indieket in August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon in November this year. I’m just trying out Sir Reno Maniquis’ printing services, and so far, I really like the outcome of their printing. Although there was one copy where I had to remove the staple and rearrange the pages again before stapling it back again. And there is also another page where the printing on that page kind of reflected on the succeeding page so it got a mark or like a stain on the page. You can see the second photo I posted above to see what I mean. Other than that, it’s all good. I asked them to print the cover page on a smooth and a bit shiny quality board and for the interior pages, on a standard quality paper. I’m going to give away those business cards on comic events and I’ve also inserted each of them on a self-adhesive vinyl pockets. Everything that they printed looks great and to my comics-people friends, I highly recommend them. Their printing services rates are very affordable and you can even just send your digital files to them, talk about the details of the printing services you want on email and once everything’s clear, they will print your comics and send them to you via a courier if you want. They even made sure the printed comics won’t have any damages on the courier during transit as they placed my comics on a box so it’ll protect the pages inside. Check out their Facebook page:
Creative Trio Design
And here are some links of Sir Reno’s work. Check it out:
https://capsulezone.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maskaradokomiks/
I’ve also bought some of his work last 2015 and last year. I’m not sure, but I think Sir Reno has syndicated comics published by a newspaper here in Manila and he also has published work in Canada.

I won’t be able to attend Summer Komikon this coming April as a comic artist so if you guys want to grab a copy of Silly Persons in printed form and support me, please wait until the comic events I’ve already wrote above on this blog post. I don’t think so highly of myself but I just wanted to say this to all the readers of my comics, if you guys meet me on comic events, please don’t take a photo or video of me as I am more comfortable behind the camera, not in front of the camera. πŸ˜€

I’ll also make another comic book before August and I’ll ask Sir Reno to print them again so I’ll be selling two comic books on those events. If you want to reserve a copy of “Silly Persons”, just e-mail me. You can find my e-mail addresses on my websites.

Cheers to everyone who follows my work.

Your friend,
Vin

“Silly Persons” – Published Online (Feb 18, 2018)

Hello,

I’ve finally made my very first crappy graphic novel, “Silly Persons”. You can read it now at: www.killerkamotekomiks.com

The story is a bit dramatic at some parts but I hope anyone who reads it gets some sort of laughter from it. I’ll post updates and keep you guys posted for more info on my next graphic novel, soon. I’m going to take a break making comics for a few weeks or so. I’m also not yet that sure if I’m going to self-publish this together with the other graphic novel I’m going to make this year, in printed form and sell it at Komikon Indieket this August, Komiket in October and the annual Komikon this November or to any other comic events this year, but those three events are what’s on the top my mind where I want to sell my comics. Let’s just see what happens. That’s it for now. πŸ™‚

Cheers to everyone reading this.

Your friend,
Vin